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Poster: august_wst Date: Nov 29, 2012 10:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Rock and Roll Disease (non-dead)

It occurred to me today that the frequency with which I see Lindsay Lohan's name in the news these days fondly recalls the early to mid-80's with David Crosby. Every time you turned around back then poor David was getting another gun, drug or bail jumping charge.

For those who have never read it I highly recommend his autobiography "Long Time Gone" - a great read.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 29, 2012 11:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Rock and Roll Disease (non-dead)

Speaking of Crosby, was watching "Almost Famous" last night and was reminded of this exchange:

You know how I know this is good stuff?
How's that?
This is from Crosby.
That's the Crosby weed?
Yeah, this is from Crosby.
Oh, I'm in. - I'm in.

Decent movie for those interested. Semi auto-biographical Cameron Crowe film about his early days as a teenage writer for Rolling Stone out on the road with the Allman Bros. (Stillwater is name of the band for the film).

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 29, 2012 12:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Rock and Roll Disease (non-dead)

And Peter Frampton wins Penny Lane at a poker game...

Jimmy Fallon does a good job as the sleazy road manager. I like the plane scene.

"Tiny Dancer"

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 29, 2012 12:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Rock and Roll Disease (non-dead)

Agreed:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKgS24IG3HY


NOTE:
While on the road, Gregg Allman thought Crowe may have been a narc.

Aint that ironic.

This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2012-11-29 20:33:52

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Nov 29, 2012 1:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Rock and Roll Disease (non-dead)

"While on the road, Gregg Allman thought Crowe may have been a narc."

isn't that one of those instances when cheaters think everyone else is a cheater, liars think everyone else is a liar, thieves think everyone else is thief and narcs think...well you know.

the froof-froof new-age looking into the mirror concept...what a person see out there is actually just themselves.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 29, 2012 1:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Rock and Roll Disease (non-dead)

I never knew that about Gregg and Crowe. That is certainly ironic (please stop that bad Alanis M. song in my head).

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 30, 2012 4:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Rock and Roll Disease (non-dead)

Sorry about the Alanis thing. Never though about that possibility. I guess I now owe you one. Feel free to reference "Walk Like An Egyptian" or "Cherry Pie". I think that would square us.

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Nov 29, 2012 4:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Rock and Roll Disease (non-dead)

You ever notice there isn't one ironic thing in that song? A guy is afraid of flying but gets on a plane that crashes. Where's the irony in that? The song should have been called "Isn't that fucked up?"

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Poster: JackDog Date: Nov 29, 2012 1:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Rock and Roll Disease (non-dead)

"Jimmy Fallon does a good job as the sleazy road manager."

Almost Famous is one of my favorite movies, but I never put that together before. I've always hated Fallon and I didn't like that road manager, but I'm guessing that he didn't have to do much acting to portray a sleazy douchebag.

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Nov 29, 2012 4:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Rock and Roll Disease (non-dead)

Jimmy Fallon never seemed to able to not laugh during any skit he did on SNL. He came close to ruining several of them because of it, like More Cowbell.

By the way, did you know Phil Hartman designed the Crosby Stills and Nash logo during the '70s? He designed album covers for a bunch of bands before he became a comedian.

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Poster: srtg83 Date: Nov 29, 2012 6:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Rock and Roll Disease (non-dead)

Hartman was a multitalented genious. His unfrozen caveman lawyer inspired me to go to law school.

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Nov 29, 2012 8:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Rock and Roll Disease (non-dead)

Mitch Hedberg, (Eagles road manager in Almost Famous) in one of his CD's 'Mitch All Together':

"I had to do a movie with Peter Frampton, and we had to smoke pot for our scene, but it was fake pot. Do not buy pot on a movie set. But I got to smoke fake pot with Peter Frampton, that's a cool story. It's as cool as smoking real pot with a guy that looks like Peter Frampton, I've done that way more."

This post was modified by DeadRed1971 on 2012-11-30 04:02:01

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Nov 29, 2012 2:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Rock and Roll Disease (non-dead)

I like the scene when Fallon makes says "you don't think Mick Jagger is still going to strutting on stage when he's 50 do you?" while doing his Mick strut impersonation. Respectfully.

I really like that movie. Some really funny lines and a great soundtrack too.